Speaking to Exeter City manager, Paul Tisdale, after the game he revealed that he didn’t tell Jamie Reid he was starting until an hour before the game. He wanted to reduce Jamie’s nerves ahead of the important game against AFC Wimbledon. Even then Jamie went ashen according to Tisdale.
Paul continued that: poor conditions and him being an unknown quantity meant that he would be a good addition to the team.
As to the disallowed goal, Tisdale confirmed that even though Cureton didn’t touch the ball, the ref denied young Jamie Reid his hat trick due to Cureton interfering with play.